Earlier this week, at the Queensland Police Fraud and Corporate Crime Symposium 2013 in Australia, Sophos was honoured with a Partnership Award.
Thank you, Queensland Police Service!
As you can probably imagine, it didn't take long for controversial uses to emerge for 3D printers, and one of the most newsworthy was the idea of "printing" parts for firearms.
Now, crooks in Sydney are printing their own ATM skimming devices...
Avon and Somerset Police just secured a conviction against a UK-based cybercriminal busted with data from 9000 skimmed ATM cards.
If you've ever wondered whether skimming makes much money for the crooks, that detail alone should settle the matter...
Much of the world is about to enter its busiest retail period. With any retail surge you can expect a corresponding surge in cybercriminality.
So the latest warning from our friends at the Queensland Police Service in Australia is well-timed: watch that cash machine!
SSCC 74 - fighting hi-tech crime, Kelihos botnet, iCode for USA, Amazon Silk tablet, Mac malware and the BEAST
This week, Chet and Paul Ducklin discuss the interesting and important topics of the past week: fighting hi-tech crime, tackling the Kelihos botnet, taking on zombified home users, examining the risks of Amazon's new Silk tablet, and understanding the BEAST!
I've just returned form an event organised by the Queenland cybercops.
The Seniors' Fraud Protection Symposium brought law enforcement, business and industry groups together to work to reduce the exposure of seniors to financially-oriented crimes.
Here's an explanation of why and how to be on your guard when you're getting cash from an ATM.
It doesn't assume you're a computer expert, it doesn't talk down to you, it's easy to follow, and it's narrated by Fiscal, the Fraud Fighting Ferret!
Bogus support call scams remain a big problem in Australia.
This time round, the crooks seem to have done their homework, doing a spot of market research first, then waiting a few weeks before starting the scam.